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More on Case Western Law School’s “Client-Ready” Practical-Skills Program

Today I spoke with Dean Lawrence Mitchell of Case Western Reserve University Law School about its new “client-ready” practical skills program. I wanted to know more about its program, and I especially wanted to hear why Dean Mitchell thought CWRU could avoid the the lackluster results Washington & Lee ran into when it tried something […]

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Case Western Law School Vows to Make Its Graduates “Client-Ready”

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is the latest to overhaul its curriculum to cater to what law firms say they want: young lawyers who can hit the ground running.


Can Clinical Education Make New Lawyers Useful?

Maybe law schools don't need to change; maybe we just need to reduce the role law schools play in legal education.


Required Practical Skills for Young Associates

On a weekend or late at night you may need to know how to file or scan a document. What emergency skills are most necessary?


Want to Impress Your Law School Professor? Don’t Do This.

Law school success starts with law students creating a positive impression with law school professors.

Why Every Law Student Needs a Mentor

How law students can benefit from having a mentor during law school.

Law Schools Shrink Incoming Classes

Law schools are shrinking incoming classes of law students, but the impact is not entirely clear.

Law Students Should Take Practical Skill Classes

Law schools offer practical skill classes that law students should take advantage of.

Happy Lawyers? Finding Happiness in Trying Times

Finding happiness can be difficult for lawyers. We frequently hear about negativity in the legal profession. We, as lawyers, can choose to be happy.

How to Succeed in Law School

How law students can succeed during law school. Tips for success in law school exams, networking, and legal career search.

Maximizing Skills-Based Classes in Law School

Why law students should make the most of simulations in practical classes during law school.

Should Law Schools Become Trade Schools?

Law schools should incorporate more practical skills classes to help better prepare law students to become attorneys.

Online Law School Courses Coming Soon?

Law school should use online technology to enhance the classroom experience, not eliminate it.